Sources For Information About Pain
In addition to speaking with your doctor or health care personnel at your treatment center, or doing medical research on your own, (see "To Learn More"), you can find information about pain through the following sources:
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PAIN MEDICINE www.painmed.org - Consumer information about pain medication; directory of pain medicine specialists
AMERICAN CHRONIC PAIN ASSOCIATION, www.theacpa.org tel.: 800.533 3231 or 916 632 0922. Offers a consumer guide to options for managing pain. It also ofers support system for people suffering chronic pain, guidelines for selecting a pain management unit, and referrals to 600 chapters internationally.
AMERICAN PAIN FOUNDATION, www.painfoundation.org , tel.: 866.615.7246 has a pain information library, and links to resources. Online chat rooms. Help locating a pain specialist in your area.
AMERICAN PAIN SOCIETY, www.ampainsoc.org tel. 847 375 4700. Information on pain treatment centers around the country.
NATIONAL CHRONIC PAIN OUTREACH ASSOCIATION, www.chronicpain.org , tel. 540 997 5004. Information clearinghouse about chronic pain and its management; publications; and referrals to pain management specialists, pain clinics, and pain support groups.
NATIONAL PAIN FOUNDATION www.painconnection.org Has pain-treatment options and a personal journal for tracking pain.